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Belgrade Media Report 6 April 2021

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Daily Media Highlights

Tuesday 6 April 2021


Vucic: Statements from Pristina are not encouraging, on the contrary (TV Pink/Tanjug/RTV)
Trilateral meetings with Greece, Cyprus to be held every six months (Tanjug/RTS/RTV)
Cyprus’ sincere support for Serbia’s path to the EU (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina

Cavara: We need partners who will respect rule of law, Croats want legitimate representation and stable political relations (Nezavisne)

HNS condemns Komsic’s non-paper, calls him usurper of Croat people’s rights (Vecernji list)
Boskovic: EU and USA realized that domination in B&H is a problem (Vecernji list)

Djukanovic congratulates new president of Kosovo (CdM)
Montenegro Prime Minister moves to replace minister over Srebrenica genocide denial (CdM)
Republic of North Macedonia

Zaev announced meeting with Alliance and Alternative during the week (Republika)

Kosovo rejects Albania’s offer to vaccinate teachers with Chinese vaccine (Tirana Times)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 6, 2021

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, April 6, 2021

Albanian Language Media:

• COVID-19: 489 new cases, eight deaths (media)
• Osmani officially takes post of Kosovo president (media)
• Hoxhaj refuses participation in Osmani’s inauguration ceremony (media)
• Reshitaj says she is still part of AAK despite attending presidential vote (media)
• Former PDK MP Grainca explains why she chose to join LVV (media)
• Osmani and Vitia visit vaccination centre in Pristina (media)
• Vitia addresses reports of increased police presence around hospitals (Telegrafi)
• Updated coronavirus measures angers restaurant owners (Prishtina Insight)

Serbian Language Media:

Covid-19 in Serbian communities: 40 new cases (media)
Vucic: Statements from Kosovo authorities are not encouraging (KoSSev)
Djilas: 20 years of attempts to resolve the Kosovo issue by putting pressure on Serbia to recognize it, and nothing was done (KoSSev)
A Serb from Strpce stopped today at Breznica crossing, interrogated by BIA? (KoSSev)
Rasic: New political energy in Kosovo (KiM radio)
Professor Celic on election of Vjosa Osmani: three main players more extreme than KLA (Sputnik)
Spahiu: Reconstruction of the road Jarinje-Mitrovica is more than needed (Radio Mitrovica sever, Kosovo Online)
Gerxhaliu: Chambers of Commerce of Kosovo and Serbia are cooperating behind the eyes of the public (KiM radio, Slobodno Srpski)


• Serbia’s leader chooses Chinese-made vaccine for own shot (AP)
• Victims Discouraged by ‘Lenient’ Sentences for Sex Crimes in Serbia (Balkan Insight)


• In Kosovo, System ‘Failing to Protect’ Domestic Abuse Victims (Balkan Insight)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, April 6, 2021

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• COVID-19: 512 new cases, 11 deaths (media)
• Kosovo introduces tougher measures in face of growing COVID-19 cases (media)
• Kurti: Kosovo is skeptical to vaccines from non-recognising countries (media)
• Plan to vaccinate Kosovo teachers in Albania postponed (media)
• Zemaj: Lockdown decision without strategy will worsen situation (media)
• Vjosa Osmani elected President of Kosovo (media)
• Osmani receives congratulations on her election (media/social media)
• PDK: President of Kosovo emerged from dirty deals (media)
• Abdixhiku: LDK to continue acting as opposition, congratulations to Vjosa (media)
• AAK: Osmani is Kurti’s president, Kosovo turns into monism (media)
• Pacolli: Happy to have contributed to president’s election (media)
• President Osmani takes over her duty today (media)
• Kurti: Human remains recovered in Kizevak belong to Kosovo war victims (Koha)
• Donika Gervalla will lead the “Guxo” initiative? (media)
• Politics Still Sways Public Sector Hiring in Kosovo (Balkan Insight)

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